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Poster: Christopher Rydberg Date: Feb 27, 2006 4:44pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: The Ghost and Mr. Chicken

I'm curious about copyright law in regards to this flick. I have always loved it and was reminded of it again when Mr. Knotts passed away recently. It was from 1966 and I'm curious if it's still in copyright. I checked the US copyright site but didn't understand the info it gave back. It said something about good till '93 I think, but I just am not sure. Anyone know?

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffakb Date: Feb 27, 2006 10:54pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: The Ghost and Mr. Chicken

It is protected by copyright. To see why, check here:

http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ15a.html

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Poster: A/V Geek Skip Date: Feb 28, 2006 1:00am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: The Ghost and Mr. Chicken

Here's one of the clearest explanations of when a copyrighted work falls into the public domain:

http://www.unc.edu/~unclng/public-d.htm

"Ghost and Mr Chicken" won't be in the public domain until 2062. Of course, this could change if Congress decides to extend a copyright's duration again (which they have done a couple times since the film's release).

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